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Rachel Smith (MREC CertRP)

Senior Principal Consultant - Clinical

Rachel's Bio

As one of the most experienced members of the Healthcare division, Rachel has been praised by both clients and candidates for her outstanding services. With a focus on clinical recruitment in London and surrounding areas, she has supported her valued clients for 5 years and helped fill critical vacancies within the acute healthcare sector.

Her areas of expertise include nursing and theatre staff, with over 250 successful placements in the sector. Rachel is a high volume, quality driven recruiter and the go to within the market for clinical staff. She is active within the market, attending conferences and regularly meeting with clients to ensure her knowledge of the sector is the best that it can be.

Rachel has led on and successfully completed clinical projects including mandates to source a specialist nursing team for the opening of a brand-new London Hospital, ophthalmic nurses for clinics across the South of the UK and digital clinical staff for a start-up project.

She is adaptable to her client’s needs with typical assignments including (but not limited to): theatre staff, surgical nurses, fertility, outpatients, pre-assessment, dermatology, endoscopy, oncology, ophthalmology, and cosmetics. She recruits all levels of nurses and clinical staff.

Rachel is reliable, full energy, high volume and results driven. She is also the winner of many of our internal awards and our top performing consultant.

Recent Assignments

  • Lead Fertility Nurse

    Private Fertility Clinic

  • ITU Senior Staff Nurse

    Charitable Hospital

  • Oncology Nurse

    Private Acute Hospital

  • Ophthalmic Scrub Nurse

    Private Ophthalmic Clinic

  • Senior Cardiac Nurse

    Brand New Private Hospital


Having used Compass Associates in the past, I was confident of a positive outcome in terms of securing a permanent position. Rachel was attentive, thorough and extremely professional in her approach. The whole process was stress free and efficient. Interviews were arranged by Rachel, and I was kept informed of any changes. I can honestly recommend Rachel to others.

Saira Manueal-Fernandez – Fertility Healthcare Assistant

I really liked the process with Compass Associates; the team was easily accessible and available for communication. I heard about Rachel through my colleague who also in a good place of work through her. I am glad that I approached her and got a placement in a place where I wanted. Thank you so much for helping in finding my new job. Best wishes to the team in helping others to find their dream jobs.

Kalaivani Senthil - Team Lead Critical Care and Recovery

It was great to work with Rachel. I have got a fantastic job through her and whenever I was stuck with something she was always there to help me get through it! She is very passionate and hard working and will always have your back. Rachel kept in touch even though I have signed the contract with the hospital and checked up on me now and then. I will always remember her effort and everything she has done for me.

Sojeong Park – Theatre Manager

It has been an absolute pleasure walking through this job process with Rachel. From our first interactions via email, she was quick in her replies and I felt like she truly cared. I felt like she took the time to ask me the correct questions about myself to get to know if this potential job fitted my needs and what was the best thing is that she had so much knowledge about the role I was interested in and could answer all my questions and if I did have any more questions, Rachel was quick to get the answers for me.

Interviewing can be a nerve racking process but Rachel has supported me and made me feel confident each step of the way. I have now been successful gaining a new job and I am thankful to Rachel for her help along the journey. I would recommend friends looking for a job to go via her. I can’t thank her and compass Associates enough for the support.

Elizabeth-Grace Brown - Clinic Coordinator & Medical PA

It was a pleasant experience working with Compass Associates, especially Rachel. She was very prompt with information and guidance that I needed. She ensured that I was updated well with each and every stage of the employment. Rachel was friendly which helped me communicate my needs with her. With her assistance, I was able to secure a job that I am very satisfied with. Big thank you to Rachel and the team for the smooth process of getting me a Job. Appreciate it a lot. I will definitely recommend my friends in the future.

Resham kumari Gurung - Staff Nurse

Rachel has been a fantastic help to me during this process. She has been very supportive and always available to ask questions and expediate the recruitment process where she can. Rachel is excellent at helping you feel at ease during the process. She is also very informative and ensures that you understand the process. She is very approachable and maintains excellent communication. Rachel is an exceptional colleague to work with and I hope that others will continue to gain the benefits that I have had through working with her. I wish her all the best, now and in the future.

Husainatu Mahdi - Staff Nurse